Resurrection Sunday Traditions

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received:  that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures...

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Resurrection Sunday is a cause for great rejoicing, as Christ was raised from the dead, conquering death.  In addition to joining with other brothers and sisters in Christ to celebrate His resurrection, we celebrate as a family with traditions carved out over time.

The morning begins with a reading of the Word, the account of Christ's crucifixion, death, burial and His resurrection {usually Luke 23 through Luke 24:12 or sometimes we utilize the account in Matthew, as listed below}.  The children's father may read some or all of these passages {or sometimes the passages are shared in reading with the children}, as Resurrection Rolls are baking.

Last year's Resurrection Rolls after baking...the sweet truth of an empty tomb.  :-)
Resurrection Rolls are a "sweet" picture of the empty tomb which we incorporate into our breakfast menu.  The children all help to prepare them from the youngest to the oldest and we discuss what each of the ingredients represent.  Click here for the recipe and accompanying story to use while making them.

Another family tradition we do to celebrate (& remember the importance of ) Resurrection Sunday is by hiding Resurrection eggs for the children.  Each plastic egg contains an item that represents one element of the account of Christ's crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection.  After the children find the eggs we gather and each child opens their egg and explains what they can about the item inside and how it relates to Christ.  We aide little ones as needed.  This activity is usually done several times during the day.  You can easily make your own eggs using the idea as listed here or purchase eggs already put together from companies such as ShopFamilyLife.

We try to read various books (in addition to Scripture) during the week leading up to Resurrection Sunday and watch related videos to further encourage our children at the celebration to soon take place.  Some books and movies we have enjoyed are:
I'd love for you to share your family traditions for celebrating Resurrection Day, by leaving a comment. 

Blessings in Him ~

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